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      Nectar composition; sugars; amino acids

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      Nectar composition (sugars and amino acids) of 100 species representing 83 genera from 34 families of angiosperms have been studied. The distribution of the 3 common sugars viz., sucrose, fructose and glucose in nectars of the species studied can be broadly divided into 6 types, based on the presence or absence of any one of the sugars viz sucrose-glucose-fructose, sucrose-glucose, sucrose-fructose, glucose-fructose, glucose and sucrose types with some variations. α-Amino acids were processed in 85 species. Distribution of amino acids was studied in some species and was found to be useful in detecting flower visitors.

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      Bir Bahadur1 Arthi Chaturvedi1 N Rama Swamy1

      1. Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, India
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